Palm Treo 800w
VZW Version When?
On a personal note, after working for Verizon the last several years, I have to confess that anyone who lives and dies by the Palm Treo, regardless of carrier, is probably kidding themselves into believing its the best thing on the market. There are many more devices of exceptional quality in the industry. Additionally, I would probably share the opinion of ma...
There are no other devices on VZW (or any other major carrier that I'm aware of) that are:
Windows Mobile Pro
Candybar Form Factor (sliding keyboards are a no go for a LOT of people whether they are a no go for you or not)
Unless I'm missing something?
The Treo's, at least the 700 series, are SERIOUSLY lacking when it comes to using them with a bluetooth earpiece. I have used an 800w for the last couple weeks and that problem appears to be solved now with that phone (but Sprint proved to be too much of a problem so we're back on VZW)...
So, with the 800w those of us needing a candy bar form factor, full qwerty, windows mobile PRO, iR & bluetooth wi...
I could make a phone that does everything, has everything, and even makes me breakfast in the morning and has the ability to print bona fide US currency out the side, and it still wouldn't be worth squat because Palm made it.
You have to understand that some devices might have everything, but that doesn't make them good.
When Verizon takes back a device they send it to a central warehouse for processing. These processed handsets are turned into "refurbished" models and sent back to the stores (or left in the warehouse) to be used as field replacement units (warranty models). Verizon literally eats each of these units - they are not sent back to Palm or wh...
I REALLY hope you're right...
...? Where you get that?
Verizon dropped it due to battery life and other problems. They are getting the Pro in CDMA instead
The Blackberry Thunder isn't called that any longer. It's being called the Storm. They claim a release date of 10/28... but that could change. It's being labelled as an iphone killer just like any other touch screen phone. It's blackberrys first attempt at a touchscreen phone.
The palm 800w won't be coming to Verizon for awhile due to quality testing... there is no release date mentioned anywhere. However the Treo Pro is on its way... which is just the windows version of the centro.
I have it on decent, yet changeable, authority that Verizon will NOT be carrying the Treo 800w because it has failed Verizon's testing department over and over and over again. This is a regular issue for Palm devices, not just the 800w. For instance, the 755p took forever to launch due to its inability to work properly with the E911 system in certain testing areas around the US.
On a personal note, after working for Verizon the last several years, I have to confess that anyone who lives and dies by the Palm Treo, regardless of carrier, is probably kidding themselves into believing its the best thing on the market. There are many more devices of exceptional quality in the industry. Additionally, I w
I don't have enough time to go through instance after instance concerning why or how I come to the conclusion that the Palm phone "sux" (as you so eloquently put it). Not only would there be a lot to cover, I would gladly ignore the Palm devices and focus on something else that works more reliably.
Look, some people use, love, and work well with Palm devices. That's great. I've spent many years watching these devices, above all, have issue after issue with little to no design changes made in effort to improve the device.
No device is perfect. Palm, in my professional and experienced opinion, is one of the farthest from perfection.
I think anyone who lives and dies by LG are kidding themselves, and especially Motorola fans. I feel bad for the KRZR crowds.
The fact is, Palm has solid phones that are reliable and out do any other PDA...